RESPONSE OF YOUNG CLEMENTINE CITRUS TREES TO DRIP IRRIGATION
Water use measured in the lysimeters was 35 and 54 mm/year for the first and second seasons, respectively. For the period 1985–89,Kc was well correlated with ground cover (r2=0.93) and leaf area index (r2=0.85).
Irrigation amount affected significantly (p<0.05) tree growth (trunk perimeter, percentage of ground cover and canopy volume). However, no clear functional relationship between applied water and relative growth was observed.